Nissan Unleashes Real World R2-D2



With visions of Star Wars’ R2-D2 clearly ringing in their heads, the lab wonks at Nissan have unveiled the Biomimetic Robot Car (BR23C). The robot is meant to demonstrate the car maker’s new crash prevention technology being shown off at this week’s CEATEC conference in Tokyo. Video after the jump.


Narration in Japanese

Based on the biological functions of the common bee, the Laser Range Finder sensor detects obstacles within a 180-degree radius and relays that information to the robot in order to avoid front side obstacles. This will be perfect when we begin to employ robo-chauffeurs en masse. Until then you can check out video of the robots in action here.


Demonstrating the crash avoidance system